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is set to vote today to end debate on the confirmation for chuck hagel to be the next secretary of defense. hagel is expected to clear the 60-vote hurdle to end the debate and send it to final debate. the senate finance is expected to approve jack lew for his post. >>> papal transition, what the pope will be called after he leaves office. >> plus, round 2 another relentless storm slams much of the u.s. how crews plan to deal with the record snowfall. >> how about this? image altered. what iran state media had to say about first lady michelle obama's oscar dress. all coming your way. '/รท
a confirmation vote on chuck hagel. he told meet the press yesterday he does not plan to vote for haggle who's a republican and former senator but mccain says there's been enough time to get questions answered about whether hagel is qualified for the job. >>> today is president's day, a federal holiday and a day off for some workers. >> most golf offices are closed today as are -- golf offices are closed today, and most garbage collection systems will go on today. and the exceptions include b.a.r.t., which is on a saturday schedule, and ac transit which is now on a holiday schedule. other headlines on this monday, excessive b absences by b.a.r.t. workers are costing the agency millions in overtime each yore. the examiner found one in eight b.a.r.t. employees calls in sick each day. that costs b.a.r.t. $14 million a year and they are looking to close the 6 billion- dollar funding gap through fare and parking fee heights. >>> and big changes coming to oakland's first friday festival. the teenager was killed and three others injured at last month's event so
attention is the pick for defense, senator chuck hagel. hagel already lost one vote in the senate, and it's next chance for a do over is one week away. the longer he hangs out there, the more time critics have to find problems. senator mccain told fox news. >> there's a lot of ill will towards senator hagel, because when he was republican, he attacked president bush mercilessly. >> reporter: also in limbo, the president's pick for cia, john brennan. first, one republican said he would hold up his confirmation until he got answers about drone use in the u.s. the said this. >> there's never been a drone used on an american citizen on american soil. >> reporter: and they might hold it up over the talking points. >> when brennan comes before the congress, we're going to find out who changed those talking points, or die trying. >> reporter: then there's treasury nominee jack lou. his comation was meant to be smooth sailing, but republicans say they plan to slow him down over questions about everything from his work at citi group to how the white house will overall medicare. >> there are a n
. democrats hold a 14 to 12 add on the panel, and it is likely that hagel will be approved on a party-line vote. the vote comes as hours before president obama is state of the union address. >> a great looking day out there, it started out a little warmer this morning. temperatures will warm up to the '60s and free men and a little warmer for some of the inland spots. >> overnight a tornado that ripped through hattiesburg mississippi has injured 63 people. 300 homes and businesses were damaged. the town of hattiesburg is home to the university of southern mississippi which receive some damage from the tornado. no word yet on the condition of three people were injured. officials say the storm has caused significant damage to buildings. three tornadoes touching down in mississippi, seven in alabama with over a hundred homes damaged or there. >> watching the weather on the east coast as cleanup efforts are now under way after this weekend's blizzard. the states that saw the most snow from the storm stamford conn. 40 in. of snow or recorded in hamden connecticut and during the worst of th
towards confirmation. chuck hagel should get committee approval later today, meaning he could get confirmed by thursday. >> chuck todd at the white house. thank you. >>> valerie jarrett is senior advisor to president obama. ms. jarrett, good morning to you. >> good morning, savannah. how are you? >> very well, thank you. i do want to talk about the state of the union. let's start with north korea. the u.n. is convening an emergency meeting at the security council. the basic question is what options are left against a country that may be among the most sanctioned condition tris in the world and yet continues to defy? >> well, as we said earlier, it was a highly provocative act. it violates numerous u.n. security council resolutions. it is a threat to the region. it is a threat to the united states. it is destabilizing and it's not actually in the best interests of north korea. it doesn't strengthen north korea, it actually makes it more vulnerable. it isolates it and it increases the impoverishment of the country. we expect the international community will have a very firm response
nominee chuck hagel. after republicans stalled his nomination, the former gop senator is now back on track to win confirmation and succeed leon panetta. >>> violence in civil war this morning as a massive explosion rocks damascus. this just hours after president bash bashar assad's regime said it was prepared to hold talks with the rebel forces. they are unlikely to talk to the government they accuse of mass atrocities. according to human rights watch, the syrian military fired several ballistic missiles into residential areas of aleppo, killing more than 140 people, including 70 children. >>> today marks 20 years since the first attack on the world trade center here in new york city. the car bombing back in 1993 killed six people and left more than 1,000 others injured. the names of those victims are now inscribed at the september 11th memorial and a ceremony will be held there today. >>> a desperate race against time near monterey bay in california after the coast guard received a series of distress calls from an unidentified family, the last one saying they were abandoning ship. it is b
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